If the sight of Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton standing together wasn't enough to scare the right-wing billionaires, Hillary Clinton's vow to force all candidates to disclose their donors should terrify the Koch brothers.
It isn't just liberals and Democrats who believe that Citizens United must be overturned. Conservatives are increasingly realizing that the Koch enabling Supreme Court decision is silencing their voices too.
Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) issued the following statement condemning the gutting of campaign finance reform and putting taxpayers on the hook for another Wall Street bailout.
Today the Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal claiming that the ban of direct contributions violates corporations' free-speech rights.
The choice has never been either popular democracy or institutional change--the choice has always been do both or get neither.
Citizens United has created an entire class - a cabal - that is coming between the people and the representative government that the founders intended.
Here's a shocker for you. A lawyer has called Karl Rove 'delusional' and 'lying' in his response to questions filed about his PAC with the FEC.
Have you ever wondered why most polls reflect a decidedly liberal issue tilt and yet state and national elections fill seats with Republicans, and rather radical ones at that?
The more one discovers the amount of influence the oil industry exerts on members of Congress, the more important campaign finance reform becomes necessary to shift power back to the people.
He's a former governor and U. S. Congressman, and—unlike his competitors for the Republican Presidential nomination—an eminently sensible man. Chances are good you may never have heard of him, and even better that you had no idea he is running for President, but populist firebrand Buddy Roemer soldiers on undaunted.
John Boehner's invested in Canada's tar sand oil companies and then lied about the number of jobs the Keystone pipeline would create in what could be a criminal case of conflict of interest.
They blame healthcare reform but if any physicians drop their patients, it won't be because of "Obamacare." It will be because of the 1997 Balanced Budget Act.
If you thought politics was dirty, try justice. For the past ten years, runaway spending has been funneled into state judicial races so special interests could buy a friendly justice. After the February ruling of Citizens United further enabled the flow of corporate money into elections, the danger of judicial corruption threatens to undermine all confidence in justice.
By refusing to vote for the Disclosure Act, Brown is ensuring that our elections can be bought by special interests and big corporate powers without any fingerprints. Meaning that groups like, um, FreedomWorks can influence elections masquerading as grassroots movements, when in fact, they are funded by very interested corporate parties. FreedomWorks, doubling as a grass roots movement for the Tea Party, gave quite a pretty penny to old Scooter.
You may think that Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, and John Boehner would have very little in common, but in the chummy world of corporate special interest politics, all three of them share a top benefactor. According to an investigation by the Center for Public Integrity the top backer of the careers of all three politicians was telecom giant AT&T, but beyond ideology these three share a special interest money bond.